VSCO, an Oakland, CA-based mobile photography platform and creative network, raised $40m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Global vc firm Accel Partners with participation from Goldcrest Investments.
The company intends to use the funds to invest in product development, improve international infrastructure and increase its Artist Initiative scholarship fund to $1m.
Founded in 2011 by CEO Joel Flory, VSCO offers photo editing software that recreates the effects of classic analog film photography and also provides photographers with a community platform to share their work.
VSCO’s ecosystem includes:
VSCO Cam – a free app available on iOS and Android to capture, edit and share images from a mobile device.
VSCO Grid – a publishing platform integrated into VSCO Cam which enables users to follow others and search its image library.
VSCO Film – Presets and Camera Profiles to streamline desktop workflow and produce beautiful post-processing results.
To date, the company has nearly 50 employees ahd is hiring (read here).